Natural Light Portraits

The KPS Set Subject for September 2017 is NATURAL light portraits.

Here is the KPS definition  of Natural Light Portraits:

Portrait photography or portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. Like other types of portraiture, the focus of the photograph is usually the person’s face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included. (Our normal definition of a portrait)

For this particular competition the photograph must be taken without the use of any artificial light source. However, if an environmental portrait requires the inclusion of an artificial light source, that light source must not noticeably contribute to illuminating the person(s) or be the predominant light source for the background or environment.

Essentially this means daylight only (or moonlight if you are adventurous).
The requirement is NATURAL light, not available light.

The image of the lady having a smoko in a shearing shed below is a NATURAL light portrait i.e. daylight is the only light source.

The image below of this gentleman having a smoko in a Melbourne laneway is AVAILABLE light and so does NOT qualify.

So, remember NATURAL light, not available light.

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